Ends MAY 31st, 2018

Marathon Rowing: May Fitness Challenge

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  • Rowing trains ‘triple extension’, involving the ankles, knees and hips, which are essential for other exercises such as lunges, deadlifts and squats.
  • Arms and back are involved in this cardio exercise, unlike most others.
  • Rowing can be either aerobic or anaerobic, resulting in endurance, strength, or both.
  • Rowing is low impact: if your knees or lower back are prone to soreness from running, rowing may be a good alternative.
  • Rowing involves 85% of your major muscle groups. (Big Calorie Burn!)

For rowing technique instruction, check out this video from Concept2®.


  • ► Complete a marathon on the Concept 2 Rowing Machine by the end of the month.
  • ► Get a form at the fitness office, or download here.
  • ► Use the Tracking Form to track meters/time each row session until you’ve reached 42,195 meters.
  • ► Use any of SWAC’s Matrix® & Concept2® Row Machines. ( There are 4 Matrix® row machines in the cycle studio, and as well as a Concept2® machine by the Jungle Gym and 2 more upstairs by the Pilates studio).
  • ► As you finish, we’ll post your time. All finishers will be entered into our drawing to win PRIZES!


  • 1 50-minute massage at Spa of the West
  • 6 Personal Training Sessions (A $180 value!)
  • $25 Credit at Sports West Cafe
  • $50 Dry Cleaning at King Cleaners
  • 2 FREE Car Washes at Metro Car Wash
  • 1 Sports West Gym Bag
  • Ask fitness staff if you have questions!